After tragedy, is the hospital giving right advice on DVT?

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The inquest into the death of a woman who died from a pulmonary embolism arising from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her left calf has returned a narrative verdict and raised questions over whether enough advice is given regarding DVT.

Christine Bayliss, aged 61, of Close y Locker, Union Mills, died on April 13, 2013, in the accident and emergency department of Noble’s Hospital after being taken ill at her home.

Coroner John Needham said, while delivering his verdict: ‘Christine was clearly a great family lady.

 

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